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Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
johnson. he went out of his way to avoid taking a public position opposed to johnson on the war or poverty issues. it was only after a great deal of deliberation, a great deal of time had passed, and when he felt like he could do nothing else other than take a public stance. that is what is going on in the black community today. i think all of us recognize that the energy has to come from the grassroots. that those of us who feel that the president needs to go further, and i think it barack obama were sitting here, he would say, yes, i like to go farther in terms of dealing with these issues of poverty and specific issues of the black community, but he would also say, you have to push me. that does not necessarily come from him deciding which are the greatest party as he has to deal with. just as johnson also said, look, i have a lot of priorities as president. if you love me to deal with is a voting rights issue, as king did in 1964 and 1965, you have to push me. king went out and helped stage the montgomery march along with lots of other people. that pushed johnson to act on the issue of
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
-- i felt like jack johnson then to. i was not going to be put down. tavis: back to this excellent thing -- this excellence thing. you are head and shoulders above everyone else in music. it is pretty clear. talk to me about how we who are not prince can aspire to the level of excellence you portray in what we do everyday? >> everybody is talented at something. that is what makes the world around. it is about good mentoring. the other thing i have to point out is that -- my father was so hard on me. i was never good enough. it was like the army when it came to music. that is not even close, he would say. not even close to what i am doing and he would play again. i could hear it. john blackwell, my drummer, his father taught him the same way. we learned from being shown. it does not come from books and reading. we need to be shown, you know. it is having really good teachers and a bar that is so high. tiger woods -- i could go on and on. tavis: you talked a couple of times about your father which you do not do in public and i appreciate you opening up in that way. tell me understand
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